LOWELL -- One of the six finalists for the city manager position withdrew Tuesday evening prior to his interview with the City Council.

Robert Bruner, the former city manager of Birmingham, Mich., was scheduled to be interviewed by the council via video at 6 p.m., but informed the city's Human Relations department of his withdrawal just after 5 p.m.

Bruner told The Sun he decided to withdraw after being offered an interim city manager position Tuesday in Mount Clemens, Mich.

Bruner interviewed for that position on Monday night.

On Tuesday night, the Lowell City Council interviewed Peter Graczykowski, the former city manager of East Providence.

On Wednesday night, the council will interview former City Councilor George Ramirez at 6 p.m. and Blackstone Town Administrator Daniel Keyes at 7:30 p.m.

The council will interview North Reading Town Administrator Greg Balukonis at 6 p.m. Thursday and state Rep. Kevin Murphy at 7:30 p.m.

The council also voted Tuesday to hold a special meeting Monday at 6 p.m. to select a new city manager.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's Sun or visit lowellsun.com.

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